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Mrs. Becker from Bossier City LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Library

My students need a classroom library with engaging books of all genres and a mix of reading levels.

  • $483 goal

This project expired on September 14, 2018.

This project expired on September 14, 2018.

My Students

My students are great kids and range in age between 15 and 18. The wide majority are from high poverty backgrounds where books are luxuries. Very few of them have books in the home. A lot of my students are very involved in sports, clubs, and they work after school at part-time jobs or babysitting siblings.

Even though my students come from challenging backgrounds, they are hungry to learn.

When asked about their past reading habits, for example, many were nostalgic about elementary school when they were able to read for fun. Almost none of them read outside of school as teenagers. It's almost as if it just has never occurred to them.

My Project

My project will build a library in my tenth grade ELA classroom. While the new state curriculum strips complete novels from my syllabus, I still believe that my students need to read them. While many of my students may not venture into the school library, I believe that they will engage with books in a classroom library.

A classroom library sends a message of literacy and a love of reading to the students in my room.

They trust me and they trust that I am providing engaging and interesting books in my library from which to choose.

Research proves that students who read are better writers. They need examples of good literature and engaging material before them at all times!

I do not currently have a classroom library and with this project I hope to establish one. I want all of my students to be able to find something in this library that engages them and encourages them to read and to read often!

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Mrs. Becker
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
John Dies at the End • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Night Circus • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
A Gathering of Old Men • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Invisible • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kevin Durant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Small Forwards • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Swagger • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
What Stands in a Storm: A True Story of Love and Resilience in the Worst Superstorm in History • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Payback Time • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Knights of the Hill Country • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Milk and Honey • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Lovely Bones • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Fight Club: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Heart of a Champion • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Bone Witch • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
Liars, Inc. • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Gym Candy • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$345.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.42

Total project goal

$482.79

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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